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Here's a recent email from HH:

-----Original Message-----
From: Harald R. Harb [mailto:Edit]
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:09 AM
To: Paul *****
Subject: next step boots

Dear Paul,

Now that you are becoming an all round expert in all conditions, the next step is to find stiffer, straighter boots. I remember at the all mountain camp you were still very much angled forward with your shins and flexed. There are times that you want to be there, but your basic position was too strong in that direction. I don't think it was holding you back from improving, but now it sounds like you are ready to make the next step. You are tall and strong, with a long lever arm at the shin and knee. You can either work on standing taller with less flex, this is sometimes difficult if the boots are too soft or have too much forward lean. It is important for you to be aware of it and try to visualize a more upright position. Questions?

-----Original Message-----
From: Edit
To: 'Harald R. Harb' <Edit>
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: next step boots


Maybe I could bring my liners by and have you guys cut them in back like you did yours. I think, they're pushing me forward. I could bring them by when I get my new skis in July - Super Cross Ti's in a 190. I want you to install 1 degree on shims like you did in the camp.

So you think the CRX Ultra Custom is not a good shell for me? What would you recommend?

Thanks for thinking about me, HH.

-----Original Message-----
From: Harald R. Harb [mailto:Edit]
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 1:13 PM
To: Edit
Subject: Re: next step boots


I like Dalbello boots, everyone we have put in them has improved and understood new balancing aspects to their skiing. I think your boots can be straightened up. Let's start there and watch your skiing stance.

Harald R. Harb
President, Harb Ski Systems

Here's my point. HH could have sold me a new pair of Head boots, one of their sponsors, and I'd have bought them. They're no longer sponsored by Dalbello. But, he didn't.

I just want you all to see that this is a man that truly loves skiing, and has a gift for coaching and teaching.

Nuff said.<FONT size="1">

[This message has been edited by SCSA (edited June 01, 2001).]</FONT>
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Maybe I'm wrong about this, haven't really looked into it... but, I thought Heads are Dalbellos. As in, they changed the name between 99/00 and 00/01.

Could very well be wrong though.

Anyway, what matters is what fits your foot. I guess HH must have worked on your boots before if he's making such a specific recommendation?
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hey epic, twas San Marco that was bought by Head.

And yay, upright cuff!

Now if I can just find a pair of new boots that fit my EEE wide feet besides the Nordica Grand Prix Vertex's that I ski in now...

Just a comment by a bootfitter... yup, I do skiers feet, and no I do NOT have a fetish.. hee hee

Decent boot, but too much lean

¯¯¯/__ SnoKarver
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